Newhall Crime Report for the week of November 14, 2016 – November 20, 2016
Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Newhall/ Zone 6 for the week of 11/14/16 to 11/20/16
Crime Prevention Unit
Petty Theft – 24300 Arcadia St
Person(s) unknown stole the victim’s “Garmin” GPS from her unlocked vehicle while parked in her driveway.
Attempt Burglary – 24600 Wayman St.
The suspect was observed by the victim on video surveillance in the victim’s backyard. He was arrested by responding deputies and was found to be in possession of the victim’s property from a previous burglary at the victim’s residence days prior.
Petty Theft – 24800 Newhall Ave.
Person(s) unknown cut the victim’s carbon bike lock and stole the victim’s bicycle from the bike rack at the location.
Robbery – 24100 Lyons Ave.
Person(s) unknown entered the baby food aisle and began loading up a baby stroller with baby formula. They exited location making no attempts to pay for the store merchandise.
Robbery – Lyons Ave / Kansas St.
The victim was riding his bicycle when the suspect drove by narrowly missing him. The suspect and the victim got into an altercation and the suspect stole the victim’s bicycle.
How to Keep From Becoming a Holiday Crime Victim
Try to shop during the day, but if you do shop at night, do not do it alone. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible. Consider bringing a security travel pouch instead. Always carry your driver’s license or identification along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. If you discover that a credit card is missing, notify the credit card company as soon as possible. Don’t assume that you misplaced it and will find it later. Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists may try various methods of distracting you, including working in teams, with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
Deputy Betsy Shackelford